Sep 18, 2012 1:00pm EDT
? >> sue there are never any guarantees, if you look at the three men ceos in detroit, none were detroit-bred ceos. they have all come from other place. so, i think there's no guarantee, even if mark fields gets to be the cheap operating officer that he get he is the ceos chair. that said, i think it will serve ford well at some point soon if they say we have a chief operating officer and one of his jobs is to fix europe. >> ty? >> how is ford doing right now? and setting aside europe for a moment, how's it doing against its competitors? >> ford's doing great in north america. its market shares wasn't what it was last year but that's when the japanese were on the ropes. its pricing is stroke. its f 150 pickup trucks are gape gaining share month over month. margins the records that in 2003 are about four twhims we thought could have been possible before the bankruptcy restrucking of the industry. >> brian, you have written extensively about general motors and ford but also vw and you seem to favor gm on an investment standpoint s that a correct read? >> gm has lower investors expectation.
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
new reports indicate under a driveway in suburban detroit. now bob i'm going to start with you. there were some people in the news that we had to actually explain who jimmy hoffa was. it's been a long time. >> yeah. he disappeared what, almost 40 years ago i guess from detroit. here's another reason not to get the iphone 5. there is no jimmy hoffa app on the iphone 5. i suspect android actually has one or are going to get one fairly soon. here's the way to do this. forget about investigations. i used google maps to find jimmy hoffa. if you put him in here it comes up federal reserve of washington, d.c. my theory is ben bernanke knows where jimmy hoffa is. come clean, mr. bernanke. let's setting this once and for all. >> the feds on line 2 for bob. >> it impressed me people didn't know who jimmy hoffa was. there's going to be a time i'm going to have to explain to people who o.j. simpson was. >> time goes by. >> unbelievable. very depressing. >> we can find o.j. we haven't been able to find the real killers yet though apparently. >> i'll leave it at that. >>> in one of the best tweet s
Sep 20, 2012 1:00pm EDT
thinking. here's how he described it to a detroit tv station. >> when i came back from vietnam, i just had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get. >> brainwashing. that was something that his opponents ridiculed him for. the idea that he was -- could be so influenced by that. it ended up collapsing his campaign. richard nixon became the democratic nominee. and interestingly, mitt romney a couple of years ago when he was running for the 2008 nomination was talking to my colleague at "the new york times" and said today that couldn't happen. in the youtube era, all presidents know when they're running for president, they're on all the time. >> john, thank you. we now know more about that campaign fund-raiser where mr. romney made that veshl gaffe and the man who organized it. turns out he has a story as well. robert frank has been digging in to it and it is fascinating, robert. >> it sure is, sue. thanks a lot. mark leder owns a private equity firm in florida called sun capital partners. sun capital is one of the companies under investigation by the new york state attorney ge